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Iver B. Neumann

has been particularly active in arguing that only by fighting the emerging European norms that accept homosexuality and same-sex marriages can “Russian civilization contribute to building a peaceful and civilized life on the planet,” as the then

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Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement

Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space

Jesper Bjarnesen

to young combatants in Sierra Leone and Liberia. In this way, military recruitment presented at once a rupture with societal norms (in the sense of being a self-fulfilling search for adventure and engaging in immoral activities) and a continuation of

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Perspectives from the Ground

Colonial Bureaucratic Violence, Identity, and Transitional Justice in Canada

Jaymelee J. Kim

children to non-Indigenous contexts for assimilation—or reservations ( Bourdieu 1994 ; Galtung 1990 ; Fanon 1963 ; Kalman 2010 ). Such bureaucratic policies and norms deny critical resources in the forms of health, housing, food, and other necessities of

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Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity

Methodological Reflections from the Field

Paul Higate

exemplify this point, where cultural norms are quite literally etched into flesh and tissue in ways that function at the level of the practical consciousness ( Giddens 1991 ). Merleau-Ponty is particularly sensitive to the centrality of the body

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland

Timothy Heffernan

—that a key custom or norm has been transgressed. Indeed, irony is often employed at protests to question instances of fairness and responsibility across politics and society ( Haugerud 2013: 7 ). Painted in blue and white, the colors of the Independence

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Navigating the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark

Mette-Louise Johansen

effort to create “responsible, accountable governance by ensuring that discretion is not abused and that due process is the norm” (2005: 4; see also Diamant 1962 ; Weber [1968] 2006 ). Du Gay’s argument resonates with the recent body of literature that

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“Hot Guys” in Tel Aviv

Pride Tourism in Israel

Amit Kama and Yael Ram

affluent and urban) gay men adopt heteronormative—and, by definition, patriarchal and national—values and norms, especially by establishing heteronormative families. Finally, opposition within the community also targets the carnivalesque character of the

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

, are also tied to considerations of external factors, concerns about legitimacy, conceptions of civic duty, and scientific norms. Curating conflict to care for the past, instead of reifying conflict, can thus be buttressed or undermined by such factors

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“Eyes, Ears, and Wheels”

Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya

Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

elements that make up the state in its ideas and apparatuses. Among other consequences, such labeling standardizes state apparatuses to Westphalian norms. Modes of thinking about the state as the sole sovereign entity coming from European and North American

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The Social Life of Fighting Words

The Case of Political Correctness

Ronald S. Stade

cultural norms led institutions to adopt new policies and legislators to introduce new laws or revise old ones (for a conceptual framework of such processes, see, e.g., Stade 1998: 50–58 ; Strang and Meyer 1993 ). On one hand, there were the necessary